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Schedule of American Red Cross blood drives in Allegan, Kent and Ottawa Counties
Posted: Jul 6, 2013

School is out, blood donation is in Public encouraged to reconnect and give throughout summer 

Lansing, MI—July 5—Summer means sun, fun and sometimes, a drop in blood donations. That’s because school is out and donors who regularly give throughout the academic year might wait until fall before donating blood again. 

High school and college students donate about 20 percent of the blood collected through the American Red Cross. Many give at scheduled drives at their high schools and colleges, typically held two to three times during the traditional school year. And when those drives stop, most students probably won’t think about going to a summer drive, or hosting a blood drive of their own. 

“We encourage everyone who can to connect with friends and family, then pick a date to donate blood and help keep the blood supply strong,” said Todd Kulman, Communications Program Manager for the Great Lakes Region of the American Red Cross. “You’ll find Red Cross blood drives at churches, community centers, businesses and even at some schools with summer sessions. Perhaps there’s a drive in a town you’ve never visited, or there’s a special occasion you want to honor by hosting a drive of your own.” 

“Just because summer is here, it doesn’t mean donating blood is on vacation, too,” said Kulman. “You might find there’s a lot of fun to be had in donating blood, or even sponsoring a blood drive of your own.” 

The following is a list of blood drives in your area through August 7th:

Holland - 07/08/2013 - Harderwyk Ministries - 1627 W. Lakewood Blvd. - 12:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Holland - 07/09/2013 - Holland Aquatic Center - 550 Maple Avenue - 10:00 AM - 3:45 PM

Grand Haven - 07/10/2013 - Grand Haven Eagles - 92520 North 2nd Street - 11:00 AM - 4:45 PM

Holland - 07/10/2013 - Christ Our Saviour Lutheran Church -3151 N. 120th Avenue - 12:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Wayland - 07/10/2013 - United Church of Wayland - 411 Superior Street - 12:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Hudsonville - 07/12/2013 - Hillcrest Christian Reformed Church - 3617 Hillcrest Road - 11:30 AM - 5:15 PM

Holland - 07/15/2013 - Faith Christian Reformed Church - 85 West 26th - 12:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Grand Haven - 07/16/2013 - Grand Haven Community Center - 421 Columbus Ave - 10:00 AM - 3:45 PM

Allegan  - 07/17/2013 - Allegan General Hospital - 555 Linn Street - 11:30 AM - 5:15 PM

Allegan - 07/18/2013 - Fraternal Order of Eagles - 110 Chestnut St - 12:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Douglas - 07/18/2013 - St Peters Catholic Church - 100 Saint Peters Dr - 12:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Holland - 07/18/2013 - Intersection Ministries - 945 136th Avenue  - 1:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Spring Lake - 07/18/2013 - First Baptist Church  Of Spring Lake - 118 E. Exchange Street  - 12:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Holland - 07/22/2013 - Northpoint Assembly of God - 4200 152nd Ave - 1:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Holland - 07/23/2013 - Holland Hospital - 602 Michigan Avenue  - 10:00 AM - 3:45 PM

Grand Haven - 07/26/2013 - Second Christian Reformed Church - 2021 Sheldon Road - 12:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Holland - 07/26/2013 - Central Park Reformed Church - 614 Myrtle Ave - 12:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Coopersville - 07/29/2013 - Coopersville United Methodist Church - 105 N. 68th Avenue - 12:00 PM - 6:45 PM

 

Fennville - 07/29/2013 - Fennville Middle School - 1 Memorial Drive - 12:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Grand Haven - 07/29/2013 - Hope Reformed Church - 14932 Mercury Drive - 1:00 PM - 6:45 PM

Otsego - 07/30/2013 - American Legion - 410 E Orleans - 12:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Holland - 07/31/2013 - Lakeshore Church of Christ - 711 Butternut Drive - 11:00 AM - 4:45 PM

Grand Rapids - 08/01/2013 - American Red Cross - 1050 Fuller Avenue NE  - 11:00 AM - 4:45 PM

Holland - 08/02/2013 - Intersection Ministries - 945 136th Avenue - 10:00 AM - 3:45 PM

Grand Haven - 08/05/2013 - Second Reformed Church - 1000 Waverly - 1:00 PM - 6:45 PM 

Grand Haven - 08/06/2013 - Second Reformed Church - 1000 Waverly - 12:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Otsego - 08/06/2013 - First Congregational Church Otsego - 120 W. Morrell Street - 12:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Zeeland - 08/06/2013 - First Baptist Church - 246 W. Main Street - 11:30 AM - 5:15 PM

How to Donate Blood

To schedule an appointment to donate please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit  redcrossblood.org for more information. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on their height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. Please bring your Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive ID when you come to donate.

 About the American Red Cross

The Great Lakes Blood Services Region serves 65 counties, and needs to collect about 650 units of blood a day to meet patient need in hospitals. In addition to supplying about 40 percent of the nation’s blood, the American Red Cross teaches lifesaving skills, provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization—not a government agency—and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. 


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